Pingree Announces $110,000 in Federal Grants to Support the Arts in Maine’s 1st District
Congresswoman Pingree chairs the Appropriations Subcommittee that oversees funding for the National Endowment for the Arts
Today, Congresswoman Chellie Pingree (D-Maine) announced more than $100,000 in grants to support the arts in Maine’s First Congressional District. Seven Maine organizations were awarded the funding through the National Endowment for the Arts’ (NEA) flagship grant program, Grants for Arts Projects (GAP), which funds projects that engage their communities through art.
“The pandemic has shown us how important the arts are to our lives—they support the growing creative economy, engage our communities, and foster creativity,” said Congresswoman Pingree, co-chair of the Bipartisan Congressional Arts Caucus. “As Chair of the Appropriations Subcommittee that oversees funding for the National Endowment for the Arts, I fought to increase the funding that makes these grant programs possible. I’m thrilled some of that funding is being invested in Maine. These grants will go a long way in supporting Maine artists and the communities that benefit from their work.”
The grants awarded are:
The GAP funding for Maine organizations is among more than $26.6 million for 1,125 projects across the country announced today in the NEA’s second round of grantmaking for Fiscal Year 2022. Pingree serves as Chair of the House Appropriations Interior, Environment, and Related Agencies Subcommittee, which oversees funding for the NEA, and secured $180 million for the NEA in the FY2022 government funding bill.